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preordination

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Preordination \Pre*or'di*na"tion\, noun [Cf. F. pr['e]ordination.] The act of foreordaining: previous determination. "The preordination of God." --Bale.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

preordination

noun

1: (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind) [syn: {predestination}, {foreordination}, {preordination}, {predetermination}]


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